Wednesday, November 09, 2016
First handwoven towels, finally finished.
Here are my first set of handwoven towels. Woven with a 9/2 linen warp and 4/2 cotton weft (photographed on a background of handwoven sweater - oh, the sweater turned out lovely, lofty, lightweight and excessively warm).
To be completely frank, I don't like these towels at all. The treadling errors are okay, I guess, one can live with that. It's just they look so bla! Individually the colours are lovely, together they look nice, but as towels, they look dull and boring. Except for the errors, a machine could have made these. If I'm going to put this effort in, I want it to look better than what a machine can make.
Which means, it's time to take steps and learn about colour. It was these towels that inspired me to try warping two or more colours together at the same time. So far, so nice. But I have a lot to learn about colour and design.